Osterville Oysters

Oysterology Details

Harvest Locations
West Bay / Osterville - Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Size and Availability
3.75 inches | June through February

Flavor Profile
Extremely plump. Pleasantly briny with a sweet finish.

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 3.0% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: 3 to 5 ft. tides - relatively closed system of West Bay, North Bay, and Cotuit Bay
  • Bottom Makeup: Sandy with some eel grass vegetation

Growout Method
Hatchery seed started in an upweller then floated in nursery bags. They are then transferred into larger mesh bags in bottom cages for growout. Time to market: 1.5 to 2.5 years.